New! Tutti Fruity Penny Pinchers: PDF Pattern

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I’m excited to share a brand new sewing pattern with you today, the Tutti Fruity Penny Pincher coin pouches! (That’s pretty fun to say) Each fruit shaped felt purse has an easy-to-install flex-frame closure that pops open when you give the sides a squeeze. The pattern includes all 3 ...
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Seneca Creek Sew-along: Supplies

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I hope you’ve marked your calendars for the Seneca Creek Bag Sew-along! Today I’m reviewing supplies so you can gather everything you’ll need before we get started on February 8th.   A few Senecas made last year by members of the Bag of the Month Club, for your inspiration PATTERN You’ll ...
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5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Wool Fabrics

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What’s not to love about wool? It’s a natural fiber that’s warm and cozy and easy to sew with. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Nicholas!) Earlier this month I launched my newest sewing pattern, the Field Study Fold-over Tote made up in a gorgeous wool plaid fabric. Of course you can ...
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Building Better Bags: Hardware Resources

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When I first started designing bags I didn’t use very much hardware, aside from an occasional magnetic snap closure. I focused on form, function and fabric first. I still base my designs on those things but I’ve come to love using hardware and the professional, finishing touch it adds to bags. I ...
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